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Bishkek to Ashgabat

From £3820 for 26 days
Trip Overview
Be entranced by the beauty and the wonder of Central Asia on this overland journey from the capital of Kyrgyzstan through the heartland of Uzbekistan to the forgotten yet futuristic Ashgabat. Take in the tranquil landscape of Son-Kol Lake, watch for wild boar and deer around Chychkan Gorge, hike up the sacred Sulumain-too Mountain in historic Osh, and get your fill of mosques and museums in Samarkand. Venture into the mysterious Turkmenistan, camp out by the 'gate of hell', and explore Ashgabat with architectures from a scifi movie.Abounding with ancient culture, divine natural beauty, intriguing relics, and heart warming people, this is a journey that will leave you eager to discover more of Central Asia.
Essential Info
Starts: Bishkek
Ends: Ashgabat
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IKFSRC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
What's Included

Meals

25 Breakfasts included
7 Lunches included
7 Dinners included

Transport

Private Bus,Metro,High Speed Train

Accommodation

Guesthouse/Homestay (3 night),Hotel (20 nights),Yurt/Camp (2 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Central Asia is a fascinating and unique mix of ancient Silk Road culture, post-soviet culture and striving to redefine nations post independence. Geographically and for a time historically, it is the real centre of Asia

•   The much-photographed Registan in Samarkand is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture. You'll be wowed by the scale, grandeur and beauty of the monuments to iconic figures such as Tamerlane and the Persian influenced madressas, mosques and mausoleums

•   Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality - there's really nothing like being welcomed into a local home or yurt for a meal, chatting with stall holders at bazaars or simply marvelling at the sights alongside locals

•   Kyrgyzstans mountains are its monuments and its majesty. The landscapes here will stay with you long after the journey is over

•   Marvel at the beautiful Son-Kol Lake, where in mid-summer you may see flocks of sheep, goats and herds of horses watched over by nomadic herdsmen and their families

•   Stay overnight in a yurt lakeside and live like the locals have for centuries in these portable, felt lined traditional tents

•   Reflect on the important role horses have played in the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic life style while witnessing horseback sports like odarysh (wrestling on horseback), tiyin-enish (where riders try to pick up coins at full gallop) or kok-baru (goat polo)

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 27th Apr 2021
Returning: 22nd May 2021
£3,820pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
Departing: 4th May 2021
Returning: 29th May 2021
£3,820pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th May 2021
Returning: 5th Jun 2021
£3,820pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th May 2021
Returning: 19th Jun 2021
£3,820pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jun 2021
Returning: 26th Jun 2021
£3,820pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 17th Sep 2021
Returning: 12th Oct 2021
£4,010pp
£3,820pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Sep 2021
Returning: 16th Oct 2021
£4,010pp
£3,820pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 28th Sep 2021
Returning: 23rd Oct 2021
£4,010pp
£3,820pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 5th Oct 2021
Returning: 30th Oct 2021
£4,010pp
£3,820pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
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Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Kyrgyzstan! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.
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